great brightness; luster:
the brilliance of a fine diamond.
excellence or distinction; conspicuous talent, mental ability, etc.
splendor, elegance, or magnificence:
the brilliance of the court of Louis XIV.
Optics. that luminance of a body consisting of its saturation and brightness.
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great brightness; radiance
excellence or distinction in physical or mental ability; exceptional talent
splendour; magnificence: the brilliance of the royal court
(physics) a former term for luminance
an instance of brilliance: the brilliancies of Congreve’s wit. brilliance. Historical Examples The Bront Family, Vol. 2 of 2 Francis A. Leyland The Contrast Royall Tyler A House Party with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac A Day’s Ride Charles James Lever The House of the Dead […]
shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous: the brilliant lights of the city. distinguished; illustrious: a brilliant performance by a young pianist. having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.: a brilliant technician. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: brilliant blues and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets. splendid or magnificent: a brilliant social event. […]
brilliant cresyl blue
a cut intended to enhance the brilliance of a gem with the least possible sacrifice of weight, characterized by a form resembling two pyramids set base to base, truncated so as to give a broad table and a very small culet, and having from 18 to 104 facets, 58 being typical. Historical Examples A Text-Book […]